Social Impact at Haas

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Social Impact at Haas

September 29, 2014



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Introductions Institute of Business and Social Impact Overview Student Perspectives Career Resources Q&A


Institute for Business and Social Impact

• • To inspire and empower members of the Berkeley-Haas community to develop innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges Strive to achieve our mission through a rich array of courses, activities and research • Aim to give students and tools and vision they need to design path-bending careers with social impact 3

Our Objectives

• Build on existing School activities in ethics, responsible business leadership, sustainability, non-profit leadership, health management, global economic development, and social entrepreneurship o To promote synergies and coordination among these activities o To catalyze research and faculty engagement in these areas o To add new activities starting with a new teaching and research initiative on gender parity 4

Laura D’Andrea Tyson leads the Institute

• • • • • • Professor and Former Dean, Berkeley-Haas Former Dean, London Business School Chair, Council of Economic Advisors and Chair, National Economic Council in Clinton Administration Chair, World Economic Forum’s Council on Women’s Empowerment Board member of several Fortune 500 companies, as well as other organizations, such as Generation Investment Management and Berkeley’s Blum Center for Developing Economies Helped to launch 2 pillars of the Institute: • • Center for Responsible Business Global Social Venture Competition 5

IBSI Centers and Programs

Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership • Prepares a new generation of cross-sector leaders with the practical skills to tackle complex global challenges and achieve social impact Center for Responsible Business • Brings together students, company leaders and faculty to redefine business and create a sustainable future Graduate Program in Health Management • Trains students for the future of health finance, health systems and new innovations in health care Global Social Venture Competition • The world’s longest running business plan competition for developing innovative business solutions to address social and environmental challenges Young Entrepreneurs at Haas • Makes collage education a reality for under-resourced Bay Area Youth 6

Social Impact Pathways

Strategic and Sustainable Business Solutions Experiential learning 50 Most Promising Technologies for Impacting Global Poverty Knowledge Net Impact Club Supportive community The Case for Women in Business Leadership/ Strategic vision Nonprofit Boards: Governance and Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations Skill-building 7


Chad Reed, MBA 2015

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA • • Pre-MBA Work Experience: Intelligence,


• • Post-MBA Career Goals: Permanently disrupt the

electric power and education spaces

• • • • Summer Internship: Summer Associate, Sungevity,


Haas Coursework: Haas Socially Responsible

Investment Fund, Cleantech-to-Market, Corporate Governance, Social Investing, International Business Development

• • Club Involvement at Haas: Global Social Venture

Competition, Board Fellows, BERC, Net Impact


Christine Hamann, MBA/MPH 2015

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • Hometown: Canton, MA Pre-MBA Work Experience: Project Manager,

Partners In Health, Boston and Navajo Nation

Post-MBA Career Goals: Lead equitable and

effective healthcare and food systems

Summer Internship: Own project: increasing

healthy food access in southwest US

Haas Coursework: International Business

Development, Power & Politics, Governance of Global Production (ESPM), Financial Management of Nonprofits, DISC Speaker Series

Club Involvement at Haas: Global Social Venture

Competition, Redwoods, DISC, IDEC, Haas Healthcare Association

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Career Resources

Career Prep Week: A week focused on career exploration in October between Fall A & B • Student Panel: Industry-focused panel on summer internship experiences with returning 2 nd year students • Career Coaches: Provide resume review and mock interviews • Career Treks: Impact-focused students visit with senior executives and alumni at prominent Bay Area and West Coast companies •

On-Campus Recruiting & other job opportunities

Networked Job Search Teams


Recent Graduates

Marina Boleda, MBA ’13

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle

Jerry Lee, MBA ‘13

The Broad Residency in Urban Education, Redwood City, CA

Mike Vincent, MBA ’13

Fair Trade USA, Oakland, CA

Corinna Kester, MBA ‘12

Business for Social Responsibility

Masha Lisak, MBA ‘12

Omidyar Network, Sunnyvale, CA

Omair Azam, MBA/MPH ’12

Clinton Health Access Initiative, Nigeria 12

Current Students

Paul Jasinowski, MBA ’15

Internship: Facebook Sustainability, Palo Alto, CA

Molly Bode, MBA/MPH ’14

Co-Chair, Global Social Venture Competition Berkeley Board Fellow Internship: The World Bank, Washington, DC

Danielle Platt MBA ’15

Intern: National Parks 13

Thank you for joining us.